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Old 09-04-2016, 12:09 PM   #1
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Just starting to plan a 5 month trip from Daytona Beach to Alaska mid April to September 2017. My wife and I in a 37' Class A. Any help / tips appreciated

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Old 09-04-2016, 12:18 PM   #2
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I did it from Flagler Beach FL to Anchorage AK in 2012. I allowed almost 5 weeks of travel, visits, sightseeing trips etc. which turned into 6000 miles total. That was when diesel was expensive but wanted to spend the summer with my kids and grandchildren which is totally priceless.

Enjoy and take your time. Spend as much or as little time along the way because it's not the destination it's the journey that makes it a lifetime trip to remember.

Been there three times now, twice from California and once from Florida. Now that we own a beach house in Flagler we will be doing it one or two more times to spend the entire summer with family.

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Old 09-04-2016, 12:27 PM   #3
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Get Milepost guide to the ALCAN, provides lots information, what to see along the way, campgrounds etc. We went witout any campground resverations and never had a issues finding a place. Leave your schedule open and enjoy the sights.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:32 PM   #4
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There are three things to purchase online for your trip: Milepost - which is great for history and maps as you travel; Mike and Terri Church's book 'Alaskan Camping' which includes Canada and the Yukon; and the TourSaver 2/1 Coupon Book. That's all you need.....don't even need reservations....except we did make two during our summer trip - for Denali Nat'l Park at the farthest campground you can drive, Teklanika and for the July 4 weekend - Alaskans like to camp, too. We only made those a couple weeks prior as we were traveling to better judge when we be in the areas.

Alaska talk of the forums begin in earnest during the winter months. Read, read, read. Have fun planning. Allow plenty of time to explore Canada, too. Some places are just as beautiful as Alaska.
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Yes, reservations will be necessary if you want to visit:
- Denali from May to September
- Seward during the 4th of July
- Kenai during the salmon run
One other note, the greater Anchorage area has only a few campgrounds. All well below average.
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